California coach Jeff Tedford said that Covaughn DeBoskie-Johnson has earned the backup running back spot behind Isi Sofele. DeBoskie-Johnson came into camp lighter and stronger and really made a push to get into the mix.
Tedford did use the term "for now" when talking about the backup running back spot, noting that JC transfer C.J. Anderson has been gaining the last week or so. Sofele will be the gun, but expect DeBoskie-Johnson to get some carries, too.